Shaq Fu is a 2D fighting game released on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Super Nintendo game platforms on October 28, 1994. It was ported to the Amiga, Game Gear and Game Boy platforms in 1995. The game was published by Electronic Arts and developed by the now-defunct Delphine Software International. It features former professional basketball player Shaquille O'Neal (also known as Shaq) as a playable character. It is considered one of the worst video games of all time.
Identifier sg_Shaq_Fu_1994_Delphine_Electronic_Arts_EU-US_enMediatype softwareScanner Internet Archive Python library 0.5.2Publicdate 2014-05-06 03:59:09Addeddate 2014-05-06 03:59:09Emulator_ext binEmulator genesisCreator Delphine/Electronic ArtsDate 1994Year 1994Language English
In the game's storyline, Shaquille O'Neal wanders into a dojo while heading to a heavily emphasized charity basketball game in Tokyo, Japan. After speaking with a martial arts master, he stumbles into another dimension, where he must rescue a young boy named Nezu from the evil mummy Sett-Ra.
The Sega Mega Drive/Genesis version of Shaq Fu has five more playable characters (Auroch, Colonel, Diesel, Leotsu and Nezu) and three more stages (The Lab, The Wasteland, and Yasko Mines) than the Super NES version, therefore the Mega Drive/Genesis version has a longer story mode. The North/South Gate stage is accessible in the SNES version with a cheat code, whereas the Mega Drive/Genesis version has the North/South Gate stage available from the start. The Amiga version is the same as the Mega Drive/Genesis version (it even keeps a "Licensed by Sega Enterprises, LTD" leftover from that version in the title screen), but the backgrounds have no animation. It also only has three songs; there is no music during the fights.